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Anger at QC’s ‘postman’ slur on solicitors »

On June 27th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

By Max Walters The profession has hit back at a QC seeking election as vice-chair of the Criminal Bar Association after he appeared to liken solicitors to ‘the postman’ in a comment about the advocates’ graduated fee scheme (AGFS). The comments appear in Simon Spence’s manifesto in which the QC, a member of Red Lion Chambers, […]

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Barclays to face fraud charges, SFO announces »

On June 21st, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

By Max Walters The Serious Fraud Office has charged Barclays and four of its former executives with conspiracy to commit fraud. The charges, which also include the provision of unlawful financial assistance, were announced today. They relate to fundraising arrangements by the bank during the financial crisis in 2008 when it raised billions of pounds from Qatar […]

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Ban for employee who faked power of attorney signatures »

On June 21st, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

By John Hyde A law firm employee has been barred from working in the legal profession after forging signatures on a lasting power of attorney. Laura Hayley Jackson had omitted to have two clients sign a section of the LPA form and sought to cover the mistake by signing the names herself. The forms were then sent […]

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Credit-hire witnesses jailed for contempt »

On June 21st, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

By Michael Cross Seven expert witnesses who were found to have committed perjury on an ‘industrial scale’ by giving courts inaccurate information on the cost of hire cars provided after road traffic accidents received prison sentences today. The seven, former employees of expert evidence business Autofocus, were jailed from six to 13 months. The sentencing […]

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Solicitors unite to oppose fee cuts »

On February 24th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

The criminal defence community cannot absorb any more legal aid fee cuts, the Law Society and practitioner groups have told the government, which this week suggested that it will press ahead with controversial proposals. The Law Society, Legal Aid Practitioners’ Group, Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association and London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association yesterday issued a joint […]

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E-conveyancing at last? »

On February 22nd, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

Solicitors could no longer be asked to witness signatures on Land Registry forms if proposals for electronic signatures are adopted. In a long-awaited step towards electronic conveyancing, the registry has opened a consultation on amending rules to allow documents to be signed online by the government’s Gov.UK.Verify process. Law Society president Robert Bourns described the […]

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Solicitors battle through ‘technical difficulties’ to reach next JAC round »

On February 20th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

Hundreds of anxious solicitors who struggled to take an online qualifying test to become a member of the judiciary have unexpectedly reached the next stage of the recruitment process. The Judicial Appointments Commission has apologised for the ‘technical difficulties’ experienced by nearly 2,500 applicants who participated in the first stage of the recruitment process on […]

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Paralegal/Internship at MT UK Solicitors »

On February 19th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

MT UK Solicitors is a fast growing commercial and private law firm working with a wide range of clients, large and small up and down the United Kingdom. Opportunities for candidates to work in our Twickenham and London Office are available and dealt with on application by application basis. This will be a full-time Paralegal/Internship […]

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EU to go it alone on copyright treaty, despite UK opposition »

On February 16th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

The European Union can ratify a treaty that will require countries to free up access to copyright-protected work for visually impaired people without consulting other member states, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled. In a decision handed down today the court said the EU can conclude ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty […]

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‘Justice by algorithm’ fear over web pilot »

On February 14th, 2017 MTUK Solicitors wrote on the subject of 2017.

Plans to allow people charged with criminal offences to opt for an online resolution are to go ahead despite warnings about the creep of ‘sentencing by computer’. Announcing the plan last week, the Ministry of Justice played down fears about lack of representation and transparency in the proposed ‘automatic online conviction’ system. The Law Society […]

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